Traffic is snarled on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in the Altamont Pass area because of a grass fire that was sparked by a car crash.
The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.
In the North Bay, all CalFire stations now have extra staffing and rigs. Homeowners whose property abuts open space should create 100 ft. of defensible space around their property.
According to Cal Fire officials, firefighters took on a 200-acre grass fire east of Livermore on Tuesday…